Turnbuckle diamond anvil cell for high-pressure measurements in a superconducting quantum interference device magnetometer

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Abstract

We have developed a miniature diamond anvil cell for magnetization measurements in a widely used magnetic property measurement system commercial magnetometer built around a superconducting quantum interference device. The design of the pressure cell is based on the turnbuckle principle in which force can be created and maintained by rotating the body of the device while restricting the counterthreaded end-nuts to translational movement. The load on the opposed diamond anvils and the sample between them is generated using a hydraulic press. The load is then locked by rotating the body of the cell with respect to the end-nuts. The dimensions of the pressure cell have been optimized by use of finite element analysis. The cell is approximately a cylinder 7 mm long and 7 mm in diameter and weighs only 1.5 g. Due to its small size the cell thermalizes rapidly. It is capable of achieving pressures in excess of 10 GPa while allowing measurements to be performed with the maximum sensitivity of the magnetometer. The performance of the pressure cell is illustrated by a high pressure magnetic study of Mn-3[Cr(CN)(6)](2)center dot xH(2)O Prussian blue analog up to 10.3 GPa. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3465311]
Original languageEnglish
Article number073905
Number of pages5
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume81
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

Keywords

  • SQUID magnetometers

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